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February 9, 2020 at 12:07am

When Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 premiered in 1897, critics utterly condemned it. A critic and composer César Cui compared the piece with a depiction of the Ten Plagues of Egypt and brutally suggested that it would be well-received by the "inmates" of a music conservatory in Hell.

Rachmaninoff fell into a depression that lasted for four years, suffered from writer’s block, and composed almost nothing.

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When Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 premiered in 1897, critics utterly condemned it. A critic and composer César Cui compared the piece with a depiction of the Ten Plagues of Egypt and brutally suggested that it would be well-received by the "inmates" of a music conservatory in Hell.

Rachmaninoff fell into a depression that lasted for four years, suffered from writer’s block, and composed almost nothing.

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